Ginger Chicken Stir-fry

by Rachel on November 19, 2012

I’ve done  something terrible.

I just discovered Grey’s Anatomy and now I can’t stop watching.  I want to…but I can’t.  I’m not kidding when I say that I’m completely out of the loop when it comes to anything and everything pop culture.  Twitter and it’s fancy hashtags boggles my brain.  I don’t know who won a single season of American idol and can someone please tell me what this Gnagnam dance is all about?  No wait, don’t.  For the most part I’m happy living in my little hole dreaming about my next garden and the prospect of chicken keeping.

….. did I just say that?

Annnnnyway, so currently, a billion years after it first aired I’m finally watching Grey’s which means I’m more interested in the thought of getting in a couple of episodes than spending time making dinner.  This meal is perfect for those nights when you’re too busy (or lazy) to cook.

I love how fast and versatile stir-frys are.  They’re a clean-out the fridge, pack in as many veggies as possible, all around feel good meal.  And right now I can’t think of anything better than being planted on the couch with this take-out inspired dinner.  Well this dinner plus pajamas and the world’s ugliest house shoes, of course.

This is what happens when it gets dark at 6pm.

Send help.

Ginger Chicken Stir-fry
 
WW Points:
Meal: Main Dish
Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken breast, diced into bite-size pieces
  • 4 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 egg white
  • 1½ tsp corn starch, divided
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • broccoli florets, 2-3 cups
  • 4 green onions, tops sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tsp)
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger (I used the kind in a tube)
  • ¼ cup chicken broth, more if needed

Instructions
  1. In a large resealable bag, combine egg white with 1 Tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp cornstarch. Season chicken well with pepper and garlic powder, add to bag and coat chicken with mixture. Place bag in refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare vegetables and sauce. For sauce: Mix 2 tbsp rice vinegar with 3 tbsp soy sauce and remaining ½ tsp corn starch, set aside.
  3. Once chicken has marinated heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large skillet or wok. Drain chicken and discard marinade. Stirfry chicken in oil until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove from skillet, set aside.
  4. Using the same skillet stirfry peppers, onion, and broccoli in remaining 2 tsp olive oil. After 3 minutes add ginger, garlic, and water chestnuts to vegetables as well as ¼ cup chicken broth. Continue cooking vegetables another 4 minutes. If vegetables become dry add more chicken broth as needed.
  5. Stir sauce mixture and add to skillet. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes until sauce begins to thicken and vegetables are crisp-tender. Add chicken to the pan, heat through.
  6. Top stir fry with additional green onions and serve over brown rice or quinoa if desired.*
  7. Enjoy!

Notes
*Brown rice or quinoa would be additional points.

 

What’s your favorite meal to eat while watching TV?  Pizza? Take out?  Also please feel free to tell me if I’m wasting my life by watching Grey’s Anatomy.  If the whole show becomes a giant train wreck that I should avoid just go ahead and warn me now! 

 

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna November 19, 2012 at 8:56 am

sounds tangy :)

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Rachel November 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Hah – you would say that ;)

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Tara November 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Haa, funny, just last night my husband was saying how we tend to get into a show, cant stop watching, then just up and quit it. Like we did with Greys. The first 2 seasons we HAD to watch it, then, eh, we just lost interest.

The ONLY time we eat in front of the TV is if we are staying in to watch a movie,have a fire and eat pizza (happens maybe 2 times a year..not a huge TV person!) or we are home watching the Patriots and eat chili/stew/whatever for the game.

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Rachel November 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I tend to do that with shows too! We don’t eat in front of the tv too often – usually just pizza night and whenever I make something for football games =)

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies November 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Ha, I don’t know what that whole Gangnam thing is either. I keep up with reality TV (yeah, I knoooow), but I feel like I’m pretty much out of the loop with everything else pop culture-related. Maybe we should form a support group? :)

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Rachel November 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Good idea – maybe a cliff notes version of the stuff?! hah!

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Paola @ gnom-gnom.com November 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

haha… Greys Anatomy was my crack (sort of say!) during my university years! It is actually one of the few shows that I just can’t help but watch because I loved it so much (it is not aaaas good as it was, but still good!).

OK> Enough TV talk! I think I’m feeling your chicken stir-fry… my oh my, huuungry

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Ashley - Baker by Nature November 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Ha, this post cracked me up! I feel like I’m always finding out about shows (etc) years behind everyone else!

In other news: this stir fry – OMG!

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Rachel November 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm

At least by the time we get around to watching them we don’t have to suffer through commercials or waiting a week between episodes?! I think that means we’re winning :)

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Nicole, RD November 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I love Grey’s. I also don’t understand Twitter. And I want this for dinner! YUM!

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Rachel November 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm

haha – glad someone else is on the same page!

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